Teaching Learning & Leading in the Urban School Setting
Instructor: Joan Sousae, MAED
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150 + Partner Course Fee: $199
Partner Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD
This course will address specific issues and challenges for educators working in culturally diverse urban school settings. The main components of the course include demographics of the urban community, expectations and attitudes of the urban societies, the classroom and school settings of the inner-city neighborhoods, motivational instructional strategies, relationship building in the classroom and the community, and facilitation of academic success. The learning topics will focus on the substantive, supportive role of the teacher leader in the classroom, in the school, and the learning community.
The student will be able to:
• Negotiate with students/teachers to develop a cooperative classroom/school environment.
• Use communication tools to connect with different economic environments.
• Identify and honor strengths and resources found in the individual students, families, and school community.
• Respond to the cultural and ethnic needs of students and fellow teachers.
• Alter delivery of instruction to match the interests and academic levels of all students.
• Use instructional strategies that help motivate students/ teachers.
• Support academic achievement for every student/teacher.
• Create a safe, vibrant place of learning for students/fellow teachers.
• Support and celebrate all positive contributions that students/fellow teachers make to society.
Wagner, T., The global achievement gap. New York, NY: Perseus Books Group.
Pre-registration with NaMaYa PD is required.
Please register at http://school.namaya.com/pd/ before registering for NDSU credit.
NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.